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whats is better? BODY LIFT KITS or SUSPENSION LIFT KITS ???

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just whanted to start fixing my car. I whant to give it a 3" lift with 33 "tires( what are good prices)..... just wanted to know what is the best thing to do ? and i am new on this stuff...so i will be glad for your help...and whats better BODY LIFT KITS or SUSPENSION LIFT KITS ???
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pink flower vinyl deacals are the best out of all of em
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Suspension lift. They give you the added ground clearance. Body lifts only let you put bigger wheels and tires on. And as for appearance, I just don't like the look of body lifts as well.
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Suspension lift. They give you the added ground clearance. Body lifts only let you put bigger wheels and tires on. And as for appearance, I just don't like the look of body lifts as well.
you dont know what youre talking about.

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suspension, its gonna cost you alot more but its worth it. Are you 2wd or 4wd? Are you gonna use it offroad?
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suspension, its gonna cost you alot more but its worth it. Are you 2wd or 4wd? Are you gonna use it offroad?
NO!!!
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vinyl decals suck, go to hell
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no they dont theyre better than suspension lifts AND body lifts... PUT TOGETHER.
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what if i put all 3 on my truck? im thinkin about it
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what if i put all 3 on my truck? im thinkin about it
then youde be the coolest guy since evel kaneivel...
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pink flower vinyl deacals are the best out of all of em
Either the deacals,or flames painted on the sides with crylon paint.
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No for real,i have a body lift on mine,and you can not hardly see it at all,if done right a body lift should be ok.
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Suspension lift. They give you the added ground clearance. Body lifts only let you put bigger wheels and tires on. And as for appearance, I just don't like the look of body lifts as well.
acully here is the thing people forgot about and i love it when they do...

suspension lift on a 98+ 4x4 IFS front suspension, DROPS the front cross member and give you bigger blocks for the back(or be smart and get new springs AAL yaydaydyad) so with stock tires your front cross member and rear diff are still the same distance from the ground. now yes the center area is higher and so is the front and rear deproch angles but a body lift does the same thing minus high center... minus a long travel kit a suspension and body do damn near the same thing makes room for the bigger tires which gives you more ground clearness, cause the main limiting factor with both is still there the restriction from the front cross member and diff.....

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both have their benifits. what are you gonna do with the truck? drive down the street? then BL
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I'd do a suspension but i have both on mine.
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It depends, If money grows on trees, then do the suspension lift. If you don't have a money tree, and only want you truck a few inches higher to impress the Junior high school punks, then go body.

I don't like BL becasue they don't look good at all to me, I like the frame being where it belongs and opening the hood and not seeing the engine looking like it is out of place. Plus I like factory two hooks, and they are a no-go with a BL un less you like a trimmed valance, which I don't.

My opinion is BL Cheap way out, Suspension Expensive, but worth it for what your get.

I have never had a lift, because I don't like BL and if I had three Grand to Pi$$ away I can think of about 1000 better things to do with it. Plus the off-roading I have done I don't htink it would have helped me anyway, and going through the trails in the Grouse woods, it probably would hinder actually as the trees would be dragged all over my truck if it was 6 inches higher in the air.

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I don't like BL becasue they don't look good at all to me, I like the frame being where it belongs
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yet you thought about buying a chevy pickup, haha. you can see more of the frame on those then you can a BL ranger.
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let me sum it up for you.....

offroading = suspension lift because you will use it for ground clearance and bigger tires........functionally

street driving = body lift because you will use it for bigger tires only.........for looks
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yet you thought about buying a chevy pickup, haha. you can see more of the frame on those then you can a BL ranger.
geeze aint that the truth!!!!! if you body lift a chevy pickup you can almost see between the cab and the frame from the side of the truck!!!
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yet you thought about buying a chevy pickup, haha. you can see more of the frame on those then you can a BL ranger.
lol you Got me there! Hey I came to my senses!
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geeze aint that the truth!!!!! if you body lift a chevy pickup you can almost see between the cab and the frame from the side of the truck!!!

there is a chevy 2500 prolly 2002 with a BL and it looks like a$$ and you can see all the way through the truck inbetween the frame and body.

they need full frame gap guards. lmao

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lol you Got me there! Hey I came to my senses!
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there is a chevy 2500 prolly 2002 with a BL and it looks like a$$ and you can see all the way through the truck inbetween the frame and body.

they need full frame gap guards. lmao
that would be some funny shat! gap guards all the way down the side! lol
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I used the hell out of my BL'ed Ranger. I wasn't kind to my truck and never had any problems with it. Just as long as you install it right, you can go anywhere and do whatever offroading you want.
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How much would I be spending if I got a suspension lift? Prolly just a 3" or 4" lift, Im not going to be offroading alot but suspension seems alot better to do then body lift.
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i think i saw 430 for spindles. plus shocks, plus AAL and drop shackle. i think that is is so maybe 600? idk im not 2wd
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